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D7000 or wait for D400??

JPJ

Toronto, CA
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"RE: D7000 or wait for D400??"

JPJ Silver Member Nikonian since 20th Aug 2009
Sun 03-Oct-10 01:40 PM

>I think you are selling Nikon short. You are also
>characterizing a significant segment of Nikon's market as form
>over function buyers. In my experience with Nikon this has
>never been the case. At each model interval there have been
>good, solid, intelligent reasons to stay within a certain
>'class' of body. And the reasons have always been more than
>some feeling of superiority from buying a camera that was
>nothing but more expensive than the next model down.
>
>We'll see, but as yet there is absolutely no reason to suspect
>that Nikon will release a D300 successor that will not be
>compelling to current D300 (and D200) owners for good,
>substantial reasons. And if they do, the D7000 will be a
>fabulous camera for us to upgrade to.

Perhaps I am selling Nikon short, but I am basing this on history.

When the 300s was released (a full year after the D90 and 2 years after the D300) they essentially took the D300 and put the D90's video in it, added a SD card slot, 1 FPS (over the 300) and a couple buttons and sold tons of them for $500 more than a D300 and $800 more than a D90. These are not exactly revolutionary changes, they left most of the camera untouched including using an old sensor, AF unit and meter in the D300s. That is with 2 years to develop something new. It would be surprising if Nikon didn't replace the 300s within a year of the D7000 release as few people are going to buy a 300s in these circumstances (people are either buying a D7000 or waiting for a 300s replacement).

I also wouldn't categorize what I am saying as form OVER function, I would call it form AND function. Ergonomics can't be sold short, it is a very key issue for some people, and there is nothing wrong with that. I certainly look closely at it when I purchase all camera gear.

Jason

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